A 5.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Kencong, Indonesia.


On January 16th, 2021, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck Kencong in Indonesia’s East Java province. The quake was felt in the cities of Jember and Banyuwangi.

The epicenter of the quake was located about 22 km southeast of the city of Kencong at a depth of 10 km. There were no reports of fatalities or damage.

Indonesia is located on the Ring of Fire, an area of high seismic activity, and is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. This earthquake was the strongest in the region since a magnitude 6.4 quake struck in 2018.